Australian Substitutes

Baking By kermitncupcake Updated 11 Jun 2010 , 11:53am by Bunsen

kermitncupcake Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 11:09am
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Hi all,
Im just wondering what would be suitable to use as a substitute for high ratio shortening in a crusting BC? I think the only shortening I know of is copha.
Thanks

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lovely Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 11:51am
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Copha would be it and i think the store http://www.usafoods.com.au/ in melbourne (which post out) has the american shortening. Because their shortening is softer than our copha. Copha doesn't taste bad though. It is quite nice. Hth icon_smile.gif

Bunsen Posted 11 Jun 2010 , 11:53am
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There isn't an Australian equivalent for any shortening (Copha can be used for some uses eg for rolling out fondant/gumpaste etc but not in icing recipes). You can get Crisco from some US import stores, David Jones and, I kid you not, some sex shops! But that isn't the same as hi-ratio. You might be able to order from the US but that is going to cost!

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